I made a Mallet !

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Project by TMcG posted 03-27-2011 01:17 AM 1272 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yes, it’s another mallet but it’s my first so here it is.

Bocote handle, Lacewood sides, Padauk center, largely followed a plan in a really early ShopNotes.

Made a bit of meal of applying the leather faces, bit trickier than it seemed.

Overall, I’m pretty happy with it, feels good, nice balance, time to whack some chisels !


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#1 posted 03-27-2011 01:21 AM

Very nice, I always like how contrasting wedges look in a project.

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#2 posted 03-27-2011 01:41 AM

Wonderful mallet! Thanks for sharing with us!!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#3 posted 03-27-2011 01:43 AM

very nice mallet
love its colors

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#4 posted 03-27-2011 02:42 AM

You didn’t make a mallet, You made a Master Piece. Great looking Mallet. Looks to good to be beating on things with.

Well Done.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#5 posted 03-27-2011 02:48 AM

You did a very nice job. Now go and make more nice things with it!

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#6 posted 03-27-2011 03:42 AM

Love the grain in the handle.
Good job,


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#7 posted 03-27-2011 04:08 AM

Great job and awesome grain in the handle.

-- Bryan

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#8 posted 03-27-2011 05:03 AM

its not a tool ….... its a showpiece :-)

thank´s for sharing


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#9 posted 03-27-2011 07:25 AM

Great piece of Bocote for the handle : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#10 posted 03-27-2011 10:27 AM

Beautiful, the leather faces are the crowning touch. Happy whacking and planeing.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#11 posted 03-27-2011 12:59 PM

I made a couple like this based on the same Shopnotes plan. Mine aren’t made with such nice wood, but I’ve found them to be a great size and weight.

-- Glen

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#12 posted 03-27-2011 03:06 PM

Thanks all, I too love the grain on that bocote handle, amazing what you can find, and cheaply, in the Turning Supplies section !!!


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#13 posted 03-27-2011 09:19 PM

That was my first project too. And down the slippery slope you go.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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